Human Resources

Why Work at Florida Poly

Florida Poly is a unique place, filled with diverse, energetic, and talented faculty, staff, and students who are driven to grow and succeed. 

Welcome to Florida Poly!

When new employees arrive at Florida Poly, they’re often impressed to learn how big an impact they can make at our University. With a total focus on STEM degrees and in-demand career paths, we have created an environment that rewards hard work, new ideas, and a commitment to student success. We value every employee’s opinion – that’s where some of the best ideas are born.

Our University is deliberately small, but with tremendous room for physical, economic, and educational growth. Our renowned campus is surrounded by a great expanse of land that we envision one day becoming a busy research park with a thriving live-work-play atmosphere. Industry leaders now are building facilities on campus to allow them direct access to our exceptional faculty and remarkable students while offering great career, education, and research opportunities in return.  

Florida Poly’s growing campus is located in beautiful Lakeland, Florida, where our employees find the perfect place to enjoy a high quality of life at a low cost, and are only a short drive away from major cities and world-famous attractions.  

Those who join our young and growing faculty body find they have the freedom to explore new ideas and the ability to collaborate with peers to try new things. We support entrepreneurs and those who want to share their industry experience with the leaders of tomorrow. We prize and nurture innovation.

New staff members find they can play a significant role in developing campus initiatives, growing existing programs, and helping individual students succeed. Anyone who has the drive to make a difference can do that here, helping us lay the foundation for a long, successful future.

We are proud that our employees are among the best in higher education. We’d love to learn more about you and how you plan to make a difference at Florida Poly.

I look forward to working with you.

President Randy K. Avent

Leading the Way in STEM Education

By working here, you'll be joining a vibrant community that advances Florida Poly's mission and  inspires the kind of innovation and collaboration that solves the world's problems.

We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging job opportunities that support our academic environment.

  1. Support our inspiring mission. We are committed to educating leaders and advancing research that makes a difference in the world.
  2. Meet amazing people. You have the opportunity to work with incredible people—among them, well-respected researchers, thought leaders, innovators, and problem solvers.
  3. Enjoy our beautiful campus. Our 300-acre campus and award-winning Innovation, Science, and Technology Building is conveniently located along Interstate 4 at the heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor in the city of Lakeland, halfway between Tampa and Orlando.
  4. Participate in a culture of excellence.  We are a diverse and inclusive university committed to a stimulating campus environment and a culture of respect and high values.


The Employee Experience

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." 

- Steve Jobs

Excellent benefits.

Excellent Benefits

From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition waivers, Florida Poly offers employees a robust benefits program.
Vibrant culture.

Vibrant Culture

Exciting events, networking activities and sports opportunities create balance in the lives of Florida Poly employees.

Professional Development

Training opportunities abound for Florida Poly employees to grow personally and professionally.  


Working and Living in Central Florida 

Lakeland is nestled in a hub of famous attractions while offering a feeling of small-town living where neighbors still know each other. 
Lake Mirror Lakeland
Lakeland is a perfect balance of Florida's natural beauty, with 38 lakes and 40 parks to explore; its charming metro-area where friends meet at local coffee shops and night spots; and the best attractions and beaches in the world are within an hour's drive.
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